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Harriet T. Ehrsam

April 15, 2020


Harriet T. Ehrsam of Hatboro passed away on April 15, 2020 at the age of 75.  She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Ehrsam with whom she had shared over 55 years of marriage.  Harriet was born in Abington, PA a daughter of the late Harry and Doris Collins. 

Harriet graduated from Temple University with a Master’s degree, she became a teacher with the Philadelphia School District and then at Montgomery County Community College.  Wanting to return to her passion of teaching children Harriet took the position of Director of the Union Library in Hatboro where she was responsible for many programs at the library, the most successful being Story Time.  Harriet retired from the library after 27 years of service. She was an avid reader and supporter of Education and displayed this by becoming a member of the Hatboro-Horsham School Board.

Harriet was an owner of a needle pointe store with her sister Barbara. She was the backbone of her family and she enjoyed spending time with them, making and continuing many holiday traditions with her family such as baking Christmas Cookies.    

In addition to her husband Harriet is survived by three children, Tracy Ann Hartline and her husband Matt, Bonnie Haney and her husband Tim and Robert E. Ehrsam, Jr., four Grandchildren; Ashley and her fiancée A.J., JJ, Annie and Elias,  a great granddaughter Arden, two sisters Barbara Surick and Ellen Allspach and a brother Joseph Collins. 

Funeral services and interment for Harriet will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Harriet’s memory may be made to the Union Library of Hatboro, 243 S. York Road, Hatboro Pa 19040.

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